Artists we enjoyed, Pedro Rodriguez Garrido


Published in artpie. Jan 29, 2016.

We strolled through the London Art Fair for the fourth consecutive year and as always stumbled upon remarkable artworks from ever so talented artists.
In this series, we will tell you why we liked a particular piece from these artists as well as posting more works. We hope you will also enjoy it as we did.
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Published in Extraordinart. July 29, 2014
The City is the place that takes your life away; it slowly steals something from you and you don’t know what is it, exactly, but you know it’s a different feeling compared to – say – when you live in a place where nature is present and generous and overwhelming and you are cuddled between green, motherly arms. The City is a place for the fucked up souls or, to be more precise, where your soul is swallowed into the gutters and you move around as an orphan of yourself. Well, this is the starting picture, at least when you are stuck in a City and you ask yourself what am I doing here, for God’s sake? Shouldn’t I move somewhere else, where elsewhere is some places other than a crammed ensemble of concrete and pipelines and gases and cars and screaming windows and blind, soulless people? The work of Pedro Rodriguez Garrido (PRG) arrives as a prophetic answer: no, man!
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Pedro Rodríguez Garrido transita por el espacio urbano buscando la perspectiva que active su creatividad. Pero, frente a lo anecdótico de la imagen, el artista extrae de esta visión encontrada una síntesis tonal que resuelve a través de la degradación de la línea neta: el dibujo estabiliza la imagen sobre la tabla, pero es el óleo el que construye la materia y vivifica el ritmo del transito urbano.